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  • HEADS UP! Aldi 160W Combi Tool

    Thought I would chuck this in as I bought one of these last year as at the price I couldn't pass it up. IMO you will find it hard to get a better one for this price. My Axminster equivalent cost me 6 times as much .

    They are on sale again Thursday 17th Feb. at any Aldi store.
    regards

    Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


    There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

  • #2
    LOL ... I've got it written in HUGE letter on my whiteboard infront of me so I don't forget and miss out on one ... lol

    Does it take 1mm drill bits or can I get a collette to fit that will take 1mm drill bits .. either way I am off to buy one ... on the 17th ...

    They better have one with my name on it ... lol ... been waiting for ages for them to get them back in ... lol
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    Jaci-Ann

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    • #3
      Ooooooh I'll have to give it a go. Prob is they only ever have about 4 of each of these things in each shop don't they, so by the time I get there they are sold out - huff!

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      • #4
        Not having a chuck is the one failing with this tool, so you are restricted to 2.4 or 3.2mm shaft size bits. What I did was buy one of these and turned the 6mm shaft down to fit the large collet that comes with the combi tool. Saying that I don't think I have used the modified chuck more than a few times, most of the time I use rotary burrs in the collets. Also with the chuck fitted it is a bit clumsy to use. Probably why these tools are supplied with collets.

        Still for the price I will be getting another next Thursday, then I will keep one rigged with the flexi shaft, and one without. Save messing about changing around.
        regards

        Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


        There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

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        • #5
          Mmmmmmmmmmmm ... can you buy drill bits tho with a 2.4 mm shaft that taper to a 1 mm drill point at the end ???

          Still getting one tho ... lol ... perfect for other bits and pieces and the flexi shaft and stand is ideal.
          http://www.folksy.com/shops/GothicFusion
          http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Got...28851500470172
          http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/missie_miss/
          Jaci-Ann

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          • #6
            Thanks for the heads up I dont need one of those as i have 3 tools that do similar things to it already, i also found these though and i wouldnt if you hadnt pointed it out. http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...?WT.z_src=main the callipers, mini clamp and the file/rasp set.

            Thanks

            Drew
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            • #7
              Originally posted by missie View Post
              Mmmmmmmmmmmm ... can you buy drill bits tho with a 2.4 mm shaft that taper to a 1 mm drill point at the end ???

              Still getting one tho ... lol ... perfect for other bits and pieces and the flexi shaft and stand is ideal.
              What you need are these types of drills. They may seem expensive, but you will NEVER wear them out at general crafting work. Although as they are tungsten carbide they will break if you drop, or bend them, they are very brittle. What you need are 1/8" inch shank size in old money, they will fit the 3.2mm collet supplied with the tool.

              Or do a search on ebay for carbide micro drills which is what you are looking for if you need a specific size of drill tip. just make sure you get them with the 1/8" shank. You may be able to get 2.4mm shank drills but I have never seen any.

              Hope this helps.
              regards

              Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


              There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

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              • #8
                Just been and got one and the attachement set ... BRILLIANT ... well I say me Hubby waited outside Aldi while I was having my morning swim ...

                He's just out it together and is sooo impressed he's popped back to get one for himself ... hahaha ... and them to see if he can find me a 1mm drill bit.

                Like the others said deaintely recommend ... one happy lady today
                http://www.folksy.com/shops/GothicFusion
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                http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/missie_miss/
                Jaci-Ann

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                • #9
                  Yay - just been to Aldi today to get the drawers mentioned in another thread and they still had these so of course one found its way into my trolley!
                  Terry xxx
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